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Michael Forman
TPOL S 480
Tacoma Campus

Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Seminar

Provides in-depth treatment of topics in politics and philosophy; political economy; law and policy; economics and policy; and ethics and economics. Emphasizes analysis of methodological issues and developing students' research and writing skills.

Class description

This term, we will focus on modern political issues, ideas, and values. In particular, the questions of cosmopolitanism, human rights, and social/political transformation in the context of today's world will be central to our concerns.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Seminar-type discussions.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

A term long series of discussions and short presentations culminating in a final research paper.

This is a discussion and research course. Student participation, formal presentation, and final research paper/project will make up the grade.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michael Forman
Date: 12/17/2011